Francois Pinon Vouvray Les Trois Argiles 2010 | LoHud Wine of the Week: Mixed Case 5 Bottle 9

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-mv021213mixedcase15.jpg_20130212 Francois Pinon Vouvray Les Trois Argiles 2010: All the great aspects of Chenin Blanc are in here: Subtly sweet fragrances of lanolin, quince, and almond oil; Dense flavors of pineapple, herbs and wet stone. Region: Loire Valley. Price: $15.97. Goes with: Shellfish (particularly shrimp and lobster), squash casserole. Why I chose it: I can’t understand why the noble Chenin Blanc grape isn’t more popular; A great Vouvray like this one will appeal to the red and white wine drinker alike.

This is Bottle No. 9 in our fifth series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.

To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.

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For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Michael Koehler of Suburban Wines & Spirits in Yorktown Heights.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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